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What They're Watching: Judy Mohr Peterson, PhD

Kylie Walsh | Jun 5, 2018 | Hawaii

Democratic Party of Hawaii elects new Chair

| May 30, 2018 | Hawaii

The Democratic Party of Hawai’i has elected Keali‘i Lopez as Party Chair. Lopez defeated current Party Chair Tim Vandeveer by a vote of 529-472. Both Lopez and Vandeveer issued statements in a joint press release. “The amount of enthusiasm and excitement at this year’s Convention was simply phenomenal,” said Lopez....[ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente commits $200 million to housing stability and homelessness efforts

Marjie High | May 25, 2018 | California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

Kaiser Permanente announced a $200 million commitment Friday May 18th to help communities address housing stability and homelessness. Specifically, KP will direct its efforts toward preventing displacement or homelessness of lower- and middle-income households, ensuring access to supportive housing, and making affordable homes healthier and more environmentally sound. The investment...[ Read More ]

Hawai‘i Department of Health approves first dispensary on Kaua‘i to begin retail sales of medical cannabis

| May 23, 2018 | Hawaii

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Green Aloha, Ltd. dba Have a Heart after the Kaua‘i dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed the final onsite inspection of its retail facility. Have a Heart is the sixth licensed medical cannabis dispensary...[ Read More ]

Hawaii's health system performance ranked best in nation

| May 18, 2018 | Hawaii

The Commonwealth Fund recently released the 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which analyzed more than 40 measures of health care access, quality, efficiency, health outcomes and disparities. Hawaii ranks first in the nation overall. The state is also ranked either first or second in four of the five major...[ Read More ]

Gov. Ige and DOH unveil security features planned for new Hawaii State Hospital building

| May 17, 2018 | Hawaii

Governor David Ige and the Hawai‘i Department of Health today unveiled the security features for a new, $140 million, state-of-the-art Hawai‘i State Hospital building to enhance the safety of patients, employees and the community. The multi-story, 144-bed forensic psychiatric facility will be built on the upper campus of Hawai‘i State...[ Read More ]

AG Becerra, coalition of 16 AGs successfully intervene to defend ACA in federal lawsuit filed in Texas

| May 16, 2018 | California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joined by 16 attorneys general, today secured the right to intervene in Texas et al. v. United States et al., a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Texas that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Leading the coalition, Attorney General Becerra will now vigorously defend the...[ Read More ]